Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Madam C.J. Walker

I think that Madam C.J. Walker is one of the most progressive black women for her time because she saw an opportunity and wasn't afraid to exploit it. Despite being born to a former slave family, losing her parents at the age of 7 and later her husband at the age of 20Madam C.J. Walker exemplified strength. She believed that one of the many practices that were raped from black women when they were brought to the US during slavery was the care for black hair. So she developed Black hair care products that would help to grow black hair. She sold her products through mail order and trained sales people to go door to do in a successful attempt to get her product into the hands of the masses. One of her inventions that is still in use today is the pressing comb. She has left a significant mark on black hair.

Name: Madam C.J. Walker (Birth name Sarah Breedlove)

Date of Birth: December 23, 1867

Place of Birth: Delta, Louisiana

Date of Death: May 25, 1919

Carols Daughter

I think that one of the best natural products on the market is Carols Daughter. One of my all time favorites is Lisa's hair elixir. It leaves the hair smelling so good all day and if you are experiencing dry hair and scalp it will help to alleviate it after the first use. So if you are into all natural products Carol's daughter is the brand to buy. I have yet to buy any of their other products but I am going to the website later tonight and purchase the scar butter because I have heard that it realy works. So wish me luck! Let me know if anyone else uses the product.

Vitamins to take for healthy hair

Vitamin A has antioxidant which helps in the production of sebum in the scalp. Foods that contain vitamin A :meat, milk, spinach, broccoli, carrots, peaches, and apricots. Please not that more than 25,000 IU per day is toxic and could cause serious health problems!!!

Vitamin C also has antioxidant that helps promote hair health. Foods that contain vitamin C: Citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi, cantaloupe, pineapple, tomatoes, green peppers, kiwi, cantaloupe, pineapple, and dark green vegetables. Do not exceed 60 mg.

Vitamin E has antioxidant that enhances scalp circulation. Food that contain vitamin E: soybeans, raw seeds,dried beans, nuts, and leafy green vegetables. Do not exceed Up to 400 IU.

Please check with your doctor before adding any vitamin as there may be an adverse affect if taking medications or if you take too much of a certain supplement